New Mazda 6 2018 Might Not Get a New Body


The current generation Mazda6 debuted in 2012, providing astonishing design, great-looking interior and innovative Skyactive powertrains. It’s been more than 5 years since the car debuted, and the new generation should be prepared. However, Mazda top-management may think differently. Who needs to update a car that is still looking modern, have stable demand, and moreover meets all regulations. The recent debut of updated Mazda 6 with G-vectoring control could only confirm this guess-work. So, 2018 Mazda 6 may receive only a slight cosmetic or technical updates. Despite the abundance of concept cars, hint the future 6-model appearance, it is unlikely for Mazda to release the car before 2019.

Another hint for such decision is the absence of prototypes on public roads, which could indicate sooner release.

2018 Mazda 6 release date

Traditionally for North American market, the new model year cars will appear on sale closer to the end of a calendar year. 2018 Mazda 6 is unlikely to be an exception.

2018 Mazda 6 release date: late 2017

2018 Mazda 6 price

Despite changes appeared in the latest update of the model, the pricing hasn’t changed, kept around $23,000 for the basic trim level car. Which is less than Camry and Accord.

2018 Mazda 6 redesign

The most interesting changes appeared in Mazda 6 was for 2017 model year. However, all changes are underneath.

The first thing is G-vectoring control unit, helps to improve handling in difficult road situations. It also helps to reduce understeer characterized for almost all front-wheel-drive cars. The second change is the new safety features, such as collision warning, traffic signs recognition, emergency braking.

The interior received better upholstery materials, new steering wheel with heating function, new displays both on dashboard and center console. Sound insulation was also improved.

It is maybe the last update of the current generation car before the actual release of the next-gen Mazda6, or deep restyling of the current one. 2018 model year might have some changes in headlights/rearlights and bumpers, as well as a new modern infotainment system inside.

2018 Mazda 6 coupe

After the discontinuation of rotary RX-8, Mazda become absolutely empty in terms of any 2-door vehicle. There are certain rumors (and a couple of concept cars) that the next generation Mazda 6 could receive a new coupe body. It seems to be unlikely, but possible. At least it is coincide with the ideology of brand pretty fine, which is aimed on driving joy.

If Mazda decides to release a coupe version, it is likely to have unique body panels and interior, while powertrains remain the same as in sedan version.

2018 Mazda 6 wagon

The station wagon version is now unavailable for the US market. It seems that the situation hasn’t change for the 2018 model year car.

2018 Mazda 6 specs

The technical specifications of the 2018 model year Mazda 6 is more likely to remain the same. It seems that it’s a main Mazda drawback – such a beautiful car is lack of powerful turbocharged or V6 engine. The only choice for now, and presumably for 2018 – a inline 4-cylinder engine, with 2.5L displacement producing 184HP. Despite the size and power, the car is really fuel-efficient, showing 36 mpg rating on highway (with 6-speed automatic). The release of 2018 Mazda 6 turbo is unlikely, at least for the first year of production.

What is more, Mazda 6 could be a real driver’s car – one of a few brands, who are now afraid to offer 6-speed manual transmission in US-market.

Current generation is FWD only, we could predict that 2018 Mazda 6 AWD will be available only in some special modifications, like former Mazda 6 MPS.

You might also interested in the 2018 Nissan Altima
  • Luis

    There is a pic that was leaked but i cant tell if it was made up or not. In it has a moderate redesign to make more spacious outside in. Looks a bit more like a Acura. It is entering its 6th year now and i dont think Mazda can get 2 more years out of it. I think they will do something like Kia did w its Kia Craptima. Possibly wait to November to see if any other info is leaked. What i think will happen is this current new update w go into late 2017 very early 2018 as a carryover.

Related Cars
The Most Expensive Cars
The World’s Most Expensive Cars

Here is our chart of the most expensive cars when it was released. Sometimes even a top-end Lambo or Ferrari might feel cheap.

Top 6 The Weirdest Cars

Just as in life, there is a whole world out there of weird and whacky cars. Being truthful, selecting just a handful is difficult; there are thousands. Here is our Top-6 chart of the weirdest cars ever.

Top 10 Vehicles for the Zombie Apocalypse

There is a general state of emergency, the National Guard have been called in and you have less than ten minutes to get out of Dodge! But what vehicle would you choose? (Assuming that you have the pick of any!)

Chinese clones
CloneWars – The Rise of the East

People say that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, others may choose the phrase “Copyright Infringement”. But things got pretty complicated when Chinese car industry involved…

Chevy Batmobile LEGO
Chevrolet LEGO Batmobile – The Speedwagon

For those of you that regularly check on manufactures websites to see what’s coming in the near future, you may have had a surprise recently if you’d been looking on Chevy’s site; they’d listed (with options) the new Chevrolet Batmobile. Yep, Chevy had listed this […]

Editor's rating
4.6 overall
  • Safety4.6
  • Performance4.5
  • Design4.9
  • Features4.5
  • Fuel economy4.5

2018 Mazda 6 will receive updated interior and some new features, but overall it would be only a minor changes.

What’s Hot